"prawn-delicious from gods own"

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By Mike Chetty
from Auckland

I was challenged whilst on vacation to cook up a main course at Marissa beach resort Sri Lanka for New Year's Eve dinner. The main had to be seafood, HOT adding spice for lovers.I took up the challenge and created a curry dish...This main was served to 150 guest's and was placed 1st...The dish was called "Prawn-Delicious from Gods Own"

serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For "prawn-delicious from gods own"

  • 1 kg lg
    tiger prawns, shelled
  • 1 md
    brown spanish onion diced
  • 3 md
    ripe tomatoes diced
  • 3 tsp
    fresh garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp
    lightly toasted & ground coriander seeds
  • 1 c
    lite coconut milk
  • 1 tsp
    garam masala
  • 1/2 c
    low fat yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper fresh
  • 1 tsp
    lightly toasted & ground cumin seeds fresh
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    coriander leaves chopped fresh
  • 1 tsp
    table salt
  • 1
    star anise,cinnamon stick,clove,black cardomom

How To Make "prawn-delicious from gods own"

  • 1
    Shell and Devein prawns then place prawns in large glass dish and sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt and cover with water for 3 minutes then rinse thoroughly.Pat dry prawns with a clean tea towel, next make a marinade using 1 table spoon ginger garlic paste,1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon red chili flakes, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 cup low fat yogurt,1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix prawns well in marinade and cover with cling wrap and allow to stand for 30 minutes. Heat oil - Add whole spices viz. star anise, cinnamon stick,clove, black cardamon and fry for 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Add Ginger & Garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add diced onion and saute until it becomes soft and opaque about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add chili flakes, Turmeric, Ground Coriander and saute for 5 minutes until you smell the aroma of the spices.
  • 5
    Add diced tomatoes and table salt and cook for another 5 minutes until tomatoes breaks down and dissolves and the olive oil rises to the surface.
  • 6
    Add prawns with the marinade and stir well and allow the curry to cook on medium heat until prawns changes color.
  • 7
    Add the light coconut milk and stir well simmer covered for 8 minutes.
  • 8
    sprinkle the ground Cumin powder,garam masala and black pepper over the curry and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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